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05/08/2017

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Worldwide

Contest open to video journalists [Worldwide]

Freelance journalists who cover international news and current affairs are eligible for the Rory Peck Awards.

Deadline: 07/03/2017

PBS MediaShift hosts webinar on Instagram for journalism [Worldwide]

The hourlong webinar will cover the basics of Instagram as a reporting tool at 1 p.m. EDT on May 24.

Science journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards recognize outstanding coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

Deadline: 08/01/2017

NED offers grants for media projects [Worldwide]

Independent media organizations, civic groups and associations can apply to this program that aims to advance democracy.

Deadline: 06/16/2017

Contest for medical science journalism open [Worldwide]

Early-career journalists can submit stories on global health for the Next Generation of Science Journalists Award.

Deadline: 07/16/2017

Africa

UN World Food Program seeks communications officer [Nigeria]

Media professionals who are fluent in English and Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish or Portuguese can apply for this position in Abuja.

Community Media Fund accepting proposals [Africa]

Community media, civil society and nongovernmental organizations in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa can apply for US$10,000 in funding.

Deadline: 05/24/2017

Asia Pacific

Fellowship for reporting in Germany available [China, Taiwan]

The International Journalists‘ Programmes offer three fellowships for journalists ages 28 to 38 to work in a newsroom in Germany while researching stories for their home media.

Deadline: 06/30/2017

Europe

Deadline extended: Journalists-in-Residence offers support to prosecuted journalists [Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia]

Journalists with at least five years of experience and proficiency in English or German can apply for this program, which provides a safe home, a EUR1,000 monthly stipend and other forms of assistance.

Deadline: 05/19/2017

Scholarships available for refugees [UK]

Refugees who have been granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom can apply for a scholarship to the King’s College London Summer Program.  

Deadline: 05/29/2017

Rory Peck Trust organizes workshop on reporting safety [Ukraine]

Freelance journalists who are looking to strengthen their safety awareness and reporting resilience can apply for this program in Kiev.

Deadline: 05/09/2017

Latin America

Gabriel García Márquez journalism contest open [Americas, Spain, Portugal]

Journalists with works in Spanish and Portuguese can compete in four categories: features, images, news coverage and innovation.

Deadline: 05/17/2017

Online photojournalism workshop open [Latin America]

The Digital Journalism Center of the University of Guadalajara will host an online course on mobile photojournalism June 12 to July 23.

Deadline: 05/28/2017

The Intercept seeks executive editor [Brazil]

Experienced journalists can apply for this position in Rio de Janeiro.

Petrobras organizes journalism contest [Brazil]

Professional journalists and photographers can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 05/31/2017

Middle East

Scholarship program in the Netherlands open [MENA]

Journalists and other professionals in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia can apply for scholarships for journalism courses at the Radio Nederland Training Centre (RNTC).

ACSS offers postdoctoral fellowship program [MENA]

Media scholars who graduated from a Ph.D. program in the past three years can apply for a nine-month fellowship program offered by the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS).

Deadline: 05/19/2017

US and Canada

Democracy Now! seeks fellow, interns [US]

Early-career journalists and students interested in journalism, social media and outreach can apply for a video production fellowship or several internships in New York.

Deadline: 05/15/2017

National Press Foundation hosts workshop on public health [US]

Journalists interested in health reporting can apply for an all-expenses-paid workshop in Washington.

Deadline: 05/22/2017

Glamour, Girlgaze launch short film contest [US]

Women ages 18 to 35 are invited to submit a short film that showcases their point of view for a chance to win US$3,000 and direct a video for Glamour.

Deadline: 06/30/2017

Yale organizes narrative journalism program [US]

Journalists interested in storytelling can apply for this summer program in New Haven, Connecticut.

Deadline: 05/15/2017

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